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  • Nearly half (46 percent) of all health care organizations surveyed cited better allocation of IT resources as the biggest benefit of cloud computing.

  • Kidd explains why the Internet of things and big data will play major roles in storage, why Dockers will become strategic, and why it's all about control in hybrid clouds.

  • In today's increasingly mobile and distributed business environment, employees have the power and technology to collaborate and share information instantly from one end of the globe to the other.  But the collaboration process is far from flawless. Ensuring effective employee collaboration across multiple work sites is a problem most companies deal with every day. The issues are compounded when working with multiple branches across the state, nation or globe, and when employees rely on multiple devices and networks in a single work day—which is a typical behavior, as more than 40 percent all employees use personally owned devices for work, according to a recent Gartner survey. When employees can't easily collaborate and share files, frustration sets in instantly. Yet the impact extends much further than that—poor collaboration cripples productivity, slows down network performance and, in many cases, puts sensitive information at risk. Businesses can make the process more efficient. Here's a look at the biggest points of failure when companies try to collaborate and suggestions on how to overcome them, as detailed to eWEEK by James Bindseil, CEO of managed file transfer company Globalscape.

  • NEWS ANALYSIS: New-gen IT is a tradeoff: speed and ease of use rates over clunkier, slower, more tedious -- but safer -- methods of sending data from Point A to B.

  • According to the research, it takes just under a minute to schedule medical appointments online, as compared to scheduling an appointment by phone.

  • An IBM study shows that Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) are going beyond their typical role as spending watchdogs to become conduits for innovation.

  • The decision is tied to a new Russian Internet law that will require Internet service providers to store all data on Russian citizens within Russia.

  • Adobe announced an agreement to acquire Fotolia for $800 million and reported fourth-quarter revenues of $1.073 billion.

  • Spending on Medicaid expenditures reached $449.4 billion in 2013, accounting for 15 percent of total national health expenditures.

  • This is one of the most fun and interesting eWEEKchats of the year, offering an opportunity to predict the IT future for 2015.

  • NEWS ANALYSIS: One significant reason why you don't hear about military computer systems being hacked is because the military doesn't approach cyber-security the same way you do.

  • SMAC is an acronym for social, mobile, analytics and cloud IT, and eventually the bulk of all technology is going to touch one or more of those categories.

  • EHNAC evaluated DataMotion in areas of privacy, security and confidentiality, technical performance, business practices and organizational resources.

  • Applications such as real-time optical biopsies and surgical guidance are expected to grow into multibillion-dollar segments over the long term.

  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Because the Internet has evolved from being the connection to storage and services to the location of storage and services, it's an even bigger target.

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